Addressing workplace sexual harassment

Backgrounder

In Budget 2018, the Government of Canada responded to public and stakeholder concerns relating to workplace sexual harassment by proposing to invest $50 million over five years through two Department of Justice Canada programs. Of this amount, $25 million is dedicated to boosting legal services funding across the country to support complainants of sexual harassment in the workplace by providing legal information and advice to persons who have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace, regardless of their economic status. In addition, $25 million is set aside to develop a pan-Canadian public legal education and information outreach program to better inform workers, particularly those who are the most vulnerable, about their rights and how they can access help if they have been harassed in the workplace. This program will ensure that Canadians in all provinces and territories have access to information that can help them identify workplace sexual harassment and avenues of recourse and decide on their next steps.

In total, 20 legal clinics in Ontario will take a coordinated approach to the development and delivery of legal information and advice, as well as public legal education, on sexual harassment in the workplace. This project will be led by The Help and Legal Centre of Northumberland.

Here is the list of all of the legal clinics that will participate in this project:

Eastern Ontario Region Legal Clinics

Northumberland Community Legal Centre
301-1005 Elgin Street West, Cobourg, ON, K9A 5J4
Community Advocacy & Legal Centre
158 George St, Belleville, ON, K8N 3H2
Durham Community Legal Clinic
200 John St W, Unit B1, Oshawa, ON, L1J 2B4
Peterborough Community Legal Clinic
4th Floor, 150 King St, Peterborough, ON K9J 2R9
The Legal Clinic
10 Sunset Boulevard, Perth, ON, K7H 2Y2
Renfrew Community Legal Clinic
236 Stewart St, Suite 101,Renfrew, ON K7V 1X7
Community Legal Services Simcoe Haliburton Kawartha Lakes
71 Colborne St E, Orillia, ON L3V 1T6
CSC Vanier
290 Dupuis St, Vanier, ON K1L 1A2

Northern Ontario Region Legal Clinics

Kinna-aweya Legal Clinic
86 S. Cumberland St., Thunder Bay, ON P7B 2V3
Algoma Community Legal Clinic
477 Queen St E, Suite 301, Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 2A1
Sudbury Community Legal Clinic
40 Elm Street, Unit 272, Sudbury, ON, P3C 1S8
Keewaytinok Native Legal Services
40 Revillon Road, Moosonee, ON P0L 1Y0

Southwestern Ontario Region Legal Clinics

Brant Haldimand Norfolk Community Legal Clinic
1100 Clarence St. South, Suite 203, Brantford, ON, N3S 7N8
Elgin Oxford Legal Clinic (sharing with Huron-Perth Legal Clinic)
98 Centre St, St Thomas, ON N5R 2Z7
Legal Assistance of Windsor
443 Ouellette Ave 2nd Floor, Windsor, ON N9A 4J2
Chatham-Kent Legal Clinic
6 Harvey St, Chatham, ON N7M 1L6
Grey-Bruce Community Legal Clinic
945 3rd Av E, Suite 2, Owen Sound, ON N4K 2K8
Waterloo Region Community Legal Services
450 Frederick Street, Unit 101, Kitchener, ON N2H 2P5
Niagara Community Legal Clinic
15 Burgar Street, Suite 100, Welland, ON, L3B 2S6
Community Legal Assistance Sarnia
201 Front St N, Suite 407, Sarnia, ON, N7T 7T9

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